Average Bench: 84.4% (61st of 1002)

more Based on 4,617 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 15.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 137MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,617 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Read 152 181
111 Write 142 169
105 Mixed 137 159
108% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.72 1
2.04 4K Write 2.8 3.34
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
111% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 172
Write 166
Mixed 148
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.02
4K Mixed 0.25
108% 1.29 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 183
Write 155
Mixed 150
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.2
106% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 172
Write 150
Mixed 149
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.25
110% 1.24 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 154
Write 156
Mixed 149
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.61
152% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 148
Write 134
Mixed 117
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.92
4K Mixed 0.32
116% 1.29 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,647,199 HDDs tested.


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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 7,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $826

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